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They Worked

Story ID:8969
Written by:Michael Timothy Smith (bio, link, contact, other stories)
Story type:Musings, Essays and Such
Location:Toledo OH USA
Year:2013
Person:Gotrdon and Ivy
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They Worked



A friend I haven't seen in several years come to Idaho two times a few
months ago for his work. I got to share a meal with him and remember old times.

After his last visit, I received a call from him and posted the following
prayer request on Hearts and Humor for my dear friend Gordon and his wife Ivy.

"I have a special prayer request. My good friends Gorgon and Ivy received
terrible news last week. Ivy was diagnosed with stage four cancers. It's in her
liver, colon and bones.

Please pray for them."

Ivy had been throwing up and hurting. Her doctor ordered blood work.
The tests revealed Ivy’s white blood cell count was extremely high.

The doctor ordered a CT scan.

The CT scan showed two spots on Ivy’s liver, something at her hip/pelvic
area and a 5 cm X 4 cm tumor in her colon.

Ivy is a hospice nurse. She knows the hell people go through with chemo
and radiation treatments. Ivy decided to let nature and God take their course.

On the week of June 10, 2013 they did a colonoscopy. They couldn't find the
tumor in her colon. All they found was a single polyp, which they removed.

The doctors decided to operate.

On Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Ivy was in surgery. The surgeon did exploratory
surgery using endoscopy. He couldn't find the tumor outside the colon either. It wasn't
there. He panicked and opened Ivy from her sternum to below the bellybutton.

The surgeon searched for tumors and found none. They did biopsies of Ivy's
liver. They came back negative.

Gordon told me, "Mike, Ivy and I saw the MRI. The tumors were there.
Now they're gone.

‘Mike, on her chart is the word, 'Miracle.'"

I had to share this and thank all who prayed for my friends. They worked.

I'll go back to letting my jaw hang open and thank God for his miracle.


Michael T. Smith